Registration Information


How do I enroll for career training programs?
See our program catalog for a detailed list of the programs we offer as well as their requirements, start dates, fees, and more

Each career program at CAJ has specific requirements

To register for the program of your choice:
• Attend an orientation (See below)
• Connect with teachers for program details during office hours or by phone.
• Pass the assessment test with program’s required scores
• Visit the financial aid office and start your FAFSA, if desired, well in advance of the program start date (Financial Aid virtual appointments are available).
• Meet with Job Center staff for scholarship eligibility and processing, if desired, well in advance of the program start date.
• Complete a registration form and pay fees. Cash, credit and debit, cashier’s check, and money orders are all accepted forms of payment. We do not accept American Express cards or personal checks.

When: Virtual Orientation Every Monday by Appointment (Except holidays and break periods)
Where: Phone, Zoom Meeting, or Google Meet by Appointment.
Who: Anyone interested. Must be 18 years or older to enroll in Adult Education Programs.
How to make an appointment: Call CAJ Job Center at (916) 826-0967 or email:, Monday-Thursday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

This is the first step to your new career! Learn about the exciting career training programs available. Students may begin classes throughout the year on a scheduled basis as space is available. All classes require excellent attendance. Assessment testing is held each Wednesday through Friday by appointment. Student must show ID. For in-person testing, mask is required. Orientation and assessment are required before enrollment. CAJ reserves the right to cancel program start dates due to low enrollment.


Required Test Scores

Reading Level

Math Level Vocational Program
254   Court Reporter
234 235 HVAC
239 236 Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship
239 236 Medical Assistant
234 214 Nursing Assistant
239 236 Pharmacy Technician
243 236 Vocational Nursing
243 236 Vocational Nurse Prerequisite

General Registration Information

A variety of vocational programs are available to learn job skills for employment opportunities. Students may begin classes throughout the year on a scheduled basis as space is available. Interested persons should thoroughly study this website to learn about their program of interest.  The Charles Jones Career and Education Center reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Additional supplies or equipment are not included in the material fees. Material fees and book prices are subject to change.

The Charles Jones Career and Education Center offers vocational training programs approved by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs for Veteran’s Education Benefits. Financial Aid (Pell Grant) is available for those students who meet Federal guidelines. The Charles Jones Career and Education Center partners with a number of social service agencies, including the Department of Human Assistance, Sacramento Employment & Training Agency, Veteran’s Administration, Employment Development Department, One-Stop Career Center, Job Corps, Asian Resources, Bach Viet, California Indian Manpower Consortium, the National Guard, and many others.


High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Classes

All potential students must take an assessment test prior to registration for HSE classes. Call our office at (916) 395-5800 for available testing dates.

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 there have been changes to the registration process for this class. Please attend a virtual orientation for more information.

HiSET Exam

Just like the GED, the HiSET is a high school equivalency exam. This test is a great option for those who want to get a certificate of high school equivalency, and they want to get it fast.

The test consists of five sections; math, science, reading, writing, and social studies. At the Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center, we offer the math and science tests on Mondays, and the reading, writing, and social studies tests on Fridays (see schedule for available testing days).

Visit the HiSET website and create an account where you can take free practice tests to see if you are comfortable with the material. If so, print out the “home page” of your account and bring it to our office with a valid, government issued, photo identification, and the payment for the test, and we will schedule your exams.

If you feel you need extra assistance with the material on the practice tests our high school equivalency (HSE) preparation class is the perfect option. Contact our office or see the site calendar for class sign up dates.

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 our center has postponed all testing until further notice. Visit the HiSET website for current testing accommodations.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

All potential students must take an assessment test prior to registration for ESL classes. The office will post sign-up days where you can reserve a seat for the appropriate test. Once you have signed up for the assessment you will be given further information on registration.

Check the calendar or call our office for the next available sign-up day.

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 there have been changes to the registration process for this class. Please attend a virtual orientation for more information.

Graduation Ceremony

The Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center has one graduation a year in June. See our calendar for details.

Enroll now and you will soon be crossing the stage to celebrate your success!